In addition to ensuring quality, affordable health care is available to lower-income populations in the Houston region, we are also committed to the wellbeing of entire communities within the region. Does a community in Southwest Houston, for instance, have enough healthy food and clean air? What about sufficient housing? Is one community experiencing discrimination or racism as a daily part of life? These environmental and social factors negatively impact individual health.
Our vision is to close the health disparities certain communities face in the region. For now, we continue our longtime focus on housing, whether apartments for the homeless, hospice care for AIDS patients, or adult day activities for those with developmental or mental health disabilities.
Part of community wellness to us means providing basic support and health education.
Omega House is the cornerstone of our Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS program, which addresses the housing and housing-related supportive service needs of low-income and/or homeless individuals and families living with HIV/AIDS. Services include:
- Tenant-based rental assistance
- Short-term rent, mortgage, or utility assistance
- Permanent housing
- Transitional medical respite care
For more information on these programs and services, please call our information line at (832) 384-1390.
Permanent Supportive Housing
Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH) programs are designed to promote residential stability and positive health outcomes by offering indefinite stay housing options to individuals and families who are experiencing homelessness and where at least one member of the household has a documented disability. Services include rent subsidies, case management, transportation assistance, and advocacy.
To determine if you are eligible for Permanent Supportive Housing you must be assessed at one of Houston’s designated Coordinated Access sites. Information can be obtained at Houston’s Coalition for the Homeless www.homelesshouston.org.
Rapid Re-Housing (RRH)
Rapid Re-Housing (RRH) program services provide homeless families with children rent subsidies and case management services on a set temporary schedule in an effort to give the household the opportunity to develop and implement plans that will result in self-sufficiency and independent living.
To determine if you are eligible, you must be assessed at one of Houston’s designated Coordinated Access sites. Visit www.homelesshouston.org.
Day Activities and Health Services
Avenue 360’s Day Activities and Health Services program provides services to individuals with developmental or mental health disability residing in the Houston/Harris County region in order to allow for the highest degree of independence in a therapeutic, enriching environment and to divert from institutional or correctional settings. Services are designed to address the physical, mental, medical, and social needs of individuals through the provision of rehabilitative and restorative nursing and social services which improve or maintain a person’s level of functioning. This extends to assisting with proper nutrition and the management of chronic conditions like diabetes and hypertension. Call the program manager at (713) 341-3755.